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We are still saddened by having to post-pone our championship, but our 2021 “MEGA” Championship is our way of turning the “lemons” we have been given this year… into one Giant Pool of Cash!!  We will not have dates for this championship ready until we get clearance from Las Vegas and our Venue to start planning.  Once those dates are available, we will announce with PLENTY OF TIME to plan.  

Here is the anticipated championship format for the 2021 Vegas Championship, that will be effectively combining both the 2020 and the 2021 National Championships into one “Mega” Championship in Las Vegas in 2021.

Qualification for the 2020 National Championship (Day 1A)
Will end on May 3, 2020
Your FINAL chance of qualifying for Day 1A was Sunday, May 3rd.
No seat winners after May 3, 2020 can play in Day 1A. No exceptions!

Qualification for the 2021 National Championship (Day 1C)
This means your FIRST Chance of qualifying for Day 1C will be Sunday, May 10th
No seat winners on May 10th, 2020 or later can play in Day 1A, that is exclusively for 2020 qualifiers.


What does this mean for 2020 “Invited Players” from the “Season 9 Super League Ranking”?
All Super League, Season 9 players that earned an invite to buy into our 2020 National Championship will have this invite extended to Day 1A of the 2021 Combined Championship.  Players that play in day 1A can play the second chance, Day 1B.  This is not good Day 1C or Day 1D of the newly formatted championship.

To earn an invite or a seat into Day 1C, you will have to earn that invite or seat AFTER May 10th, 2020.

How Do You Earn An Invite for Day 1C?
Right now, the only way to play in Day 1C is to win a seat on May 10, 2020 or after!   The Super League Ranking has been suspended until the majority of our live events are back up and running.  Once we do resume this, there will be a way to earn invites to the championship.

What’s The Prize?

We anticipate at least a $400,000+ Total Prize Pool, with the possibility of much more if we are back to our regularly scheduled events.   The ultimate prize pool will depend on how many local games, online games, “PRO” members, qualifiers, and players joining us in June 2021!

It will certainly will be more than any of our events in our 6 year history of creating the World’s Largest Bar Poker Championships!!

Exact and Confirmed Dates will not be set until we are able to get approvals.   This is based on too many factors to give anyone a date right now.  We fully expect this to be hosted in 2021 and as things get solidified or if they have to be moved we will give everyone as much notice as possible.

Starting May 10, 2020
We will start qualifying players for “their choice” in championship all the way up to this 2021 Championship.  Seats won as of May 10th and on, would be exclusively for Day 1C of the combined championship because this is essentially the 2021 Championship.

As of May 10th, 2020 in all Sunday Qualifiers, the payouts are as follows:

  • First Place Wins the Full Vegas Package
    – Includes Day 1C Entry
    – Hotel From Day 1C through the end of the tournament at host venue (Approx. 4 Days Stay)
    – $400 Travel Reimbursement to Pickup during Registration
  • 4 Championship Seats for Every 100 Entries
    4 Seats @ 101 Entries (Guaranteed)
    8 Seats @ 201 Entries
    12 Seats @ 301 Entries
    Ect… 4 More Seats for Every 100 Entries

Seat Winners and Invite Winners will have specific days they can play:

  • Players that won a seat 5/26/19 – 5/3/20 must play Day 1A, no exceptions.
  • Players that win a seat 5/10/20 – 9/18/21 must play Day 1C, no exceptions.

Package Winner Details
How this effects package winners in both years,  is important to read.

2020 Championship Package Winners will have their packages extended 2 days.
All Vegas Packages won for the 2020 Championship that has been postponed into the combined championship will have increased days to accomondate what is now a longer championship!  

  • This includes all Weekly Step 2 Winners (5/26/19 – 5/3/20)
  • April 11, 2020 – Super High Roller Winners
  • May 2, 2020 – Super League (Season 9 Winners)
  • October 5, 2020 – Super League (Season 8 Winners that didn’t use package for Atlantic City)
  • January 18, 2020 – High Roller Challenge Winner
  • September 14th, 2020 – High Roller Challenge Winners (that didn’t use their package for Atlantic City)

2021 Championship Package Winners Vegas Packages (5/10/20 – 9/18/21)
All New Vegas Packages Winners for the 2021 Championship Season Details: 

  • Packages won on 5/10/20 or later, will be good for the 2021 Championship.  This starts on “Day 1C” of the combined championship.
  • Seat is good for the 2021 Championship, “Day 1C” of the combined championship
  • Hotel Stay will be good Arriving: Tuesday Night – Departing: Sunday (6 Days/5 Nights)
  • $400 for Travel Reimbursement
  • We can accommodate players that qualified for a seat only in 2020 and extend hotel earlier to play in Day 1A as well, we can assist in that and just take the hotel costs from the travel reimbursement.

2021 Championship Package Winners includes:

  • All Weekly “Step 2 – Championship Qualifier” Winners (5/10/20 – 9/18/21)
  • August 11, 2020 – Super High Roller Winners
  • And more special events as they become announced!

What about Players that win multiple packages?

  • Players that win a package in 2020 (before May 10) AND 2021 (after May 10) will win seats into both Day 1A and Day 1C
    • These players will have $800 total travel reimbursement
    • These players will have a hotel stay from Sunday – Sunday
  • Players that win multiple packages after May 10, 2020 will receive $400 more travel reimbursement for each additional travel package won.
  • Players that won multiple packages before May 3, 2020 will received $400 more travel reimbursement for each additional travel package won.

What about Players that cannot attend a championship event?

  • It is expected that players do not participate in the qualifier event if they cannot attend the Championship event.
  • There is no alternative prize for players that do not utilize their seats or their packages for the upcoming championship event they win them for
  • Tokens do not expire and they can be utilize in many ways other than these championship qualifiers

Online Championships
“PRO” Players will get additional ways to use their seats through Online Championships, Super High Roller Events, and More!  Keep an eye on those events typically promoted 2 months in advance or more!

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  • Joan Price

    I have played 53 games out of 60 and have never received a token. I thought every 10 games we received a token.

    • admin

      Hi Joan,
      Each game awards 1 Token for Every 10 Entries… to the top finishers. If we have 500 players, 50 tokens are awarded in order of finish 1st – 50th.

    • Dave Flack

      You need to finish a tournament in the top 10% in order to qualify for a token.

  • How Where Do I Sign Up!?

    • admin

      Hi Mary,
      Log in at http://www.barpokeropen.com with your email and password you created. Once in you will see the “SIGN UP” link top right when you log in!

  • Steven Hilton

    Please send me e-mails regarding any new information regarding 2021 vegas tournaments. ps I have a seat for 2020??? Thanks, Steve

    • admin

      Hi Steve,
      This post explains exactly what you can do with your 2020 Championship Seat.. it is for Day 1A of the 2021 Championship!

      • Matt Jones

        I won a seat for day 1A ,then won a full package for day1C , how do I have my hotel days extended from wends-to Sunday to Sunday to Sunday? Do I just book it and pay and am reimbursed or do I call someone?thanks

        • There is nothing you need to do at this time. If you really want to at this time you can book your flight on the days you plan to stay.
          We will be reaching out during the RSVP process in the next couple of months on any additional nights that package winners want.

  • Pete

    If you advance to day 2 in the 2020 round and the 2021 round, do you combine the 2 stacks since it is once championship?

    • admin

      Hi Pete.
      You would win a $1,000 Bonus and you get to keep your “best” stack.

  • Joe Brower

    Bar Poker Open “lead page”, left side says I have won both a 2020 & 2021 seat but wording is contradictory a couple places. I won seat on Mar 7, 2020, April 12, 2020 [both for 2020 Vegas, one was redeemed for new tournament]; and May 10, 2020 for 2021 Vegas.

    Please confirm I have seat for both 2020 & 2021. Thks, Joe Brower

  • Joe Brower

    I gave info several weeks ago
    and asked for confirm of seats for both 2020 & 2021; no reply yet, please provide.

  • Richard Scott Mills

    Is there any update for when the tournament will be held?

  • When a player wins 1st at a live game, how long will the BPO wait for confirmation to give the token and points to player on the Super Pro League Tournaments ?

    • It takes seconds from when your league inputs the result, there is no delay.

  • Matt Jones

    I won a seat for day 1A ,then won a full package for day1C , how do I have my hotel days extended from wends-to Sunday to Sunday to Sunday? Do I just book it and pay and am reimbursed or do I call someone?thanks

    • Seat winners will have a form to fill out requesting this. This form will be active by 8/1.

      • Frank H Johnson

        Did I miss something? I haven’t received a form or seen one to fill out. Thanks!

        • Hi Frank,
          RSVP form for seat winners will not be live until 9/13 after all super league invites are solidified. Only package winners can RSVP at this point.

  • Ryan Blankenship

    when is the 2021 championship tournament scheduled for?

    • October 10 – 16, 2021. This has been announced since April. See the website here:

      • Ryan Blankenship

        Here is the comment on the barpoker page so how does anyone know to go to this link very misleading

        Dates of the Event will be shared as soon as we have them. Full Flow Chart and More details of the 2021 Vegas Championship Format Click Here

        • Hi Ryan,
          I am not sure what is misleading? This is a post from 4/15 so we are not going to have the details yet, but we have certainly sent many emails, sent FB posts, and have created a full website on this event. Please go to Vegas.BarpokerOpen.com for the event dates, schedule, and details as well as the ability to book your room!

  • steven r hilton

    i have multiple seats won for 2021 how do i use them